An ERP software for small to medium sized wholesalers and distributors that includes accounting, inventory, WMS, ecommerce and more.

Product Overview

Blue Link ERP is a cloud based software that caters primarily to small and mid-sized wholesalers and distributors, offering features for accounting and inventory management. It is also suitable for retail and e-commerce operations. Key features include warehouse management, lot tracking, document management, barcode scanning, contact management, customer relationship management (CRM), point-of-sale, and product matrix.

Pros

  • Multi-currency support
  • Traceability (lot tracking)
  • Customizable based on industry
  • Strong customer support

Cons

  • Requires consult call for pricing
  • Slightly dated interface
  • No catch weight functionality

Target Market

Small to medium sized wholesale, distribution, import/export businesses in North America and the Caribbean. It is also available for retail companies who have eCommerce channels.

Not Recommended For

Manufacturers or companies that need catch weight functionality. It is also not a fit for companies that want to integrate with QuickBooks. Blue Link ERP is an all-in-one ERP software.

About Blue Link ERP

Blue Link ERP is an all-in-one inventory and accounting ERP solution, serving a wide range of industries including apparel, fashion, baby and children’s products, food service equipment supply, pharmaceutical, and medical. It offers a suite of features to manage business operations, from omnichannel order management to secure credit card processing and in-depth inventory tracking. The software’s ability to integrate with various external services, its flexibility in customization to meet specific business needs, and the availability of remote access are some of its major selling points.

The software is particularly beneficial for businesses looking to centralize their operations in one platform and those requiring a tailored solution for their unique operational needs.

Video Overview

  • Financial Management: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable.
  • Operations Management: Bank Management, Payment Processing, Inventory Management, Order Entry and invoicing, Purchase Orders, Job Costing.
  • Customer and Vendor Interaction: Contact Management, Customer Online Ordering Portal, CRM.
  • Integration and Reporting: API for Integration, Financial Report Writer, EDI Integration.
  • Additional Tools: Barcode Scanning, Production Control/BOM, RMA, Commission Processing Engine, Expense Tracker.

Optional Components

  • Enhanced Functionality: Landed Cost Tracking, Lot Tracking, Backorder Management, Warehouse Shipping.
  • Technology Integration: iPad Application, eCommerce Integration.
  • Advanced Operations: Inter-Warehouse Transfer, Inter-Company Accounting, Service Scheduling, Point of Sale (POS).
  • Sales and Marketing: Sales Budgeting, Apparel/Product Matrix, Web.Venture B2B E-Commerce, Pro Quote.
  • Tracking and Billing: Track 'n Bill, Service Management.

Accounts Payable

  • Vendor Management: Quick Vendor Lookup, Detailed Notes, Alternate Vendor Payment.
  • Payment Processing: Flexible cheque printing, early payment discounts, recurring transactions.
  • Reporting: Aging reports, Vendor payment history, due date report, MICR encoding.

Accounts Receivable

  • Customer Management: Quick Customer Lookup, Multiple Contacts, Collections Screen.
  • Transaction Handling: Record Payments, Tax Authority specifications, and customer discount levels.
  • Reporting: Aging reports, Revaluation Reports, Tax Exemption expiry reports, and customer payment history.

Contact Manager

  • Contact Information Management: Single entry point, Unlimited contacts, Categorization.
  • Integration and Import: Microsoft Outlook integration, Mail merge with Microsoft Word.
  • Additional Features: Quotation system, Persistent Quotes, Quote history, Links to CRM packages.

General Ledger

  • Account Management: Flexible account structure, Departmentalization, Open periods.
  • Transaction Handling: Reversing journal entries, Recurring entries, Control Account protection.
  • Reporting: Detailed/Summary trial balance, Posting analysis, Transaction listings.

Inventory

  • Management: Multiple Units of Measure, Reorder levels, Price settings, Serial number tracking.
  • Reporting: Sales analysis, Purchase & sales information, Inventory adjustment.

Job Cost

  • Project Management: Track from quote to completion, Update from other modules.
  • Reporting: Committed cost report, Profit and loss report, Job transaction report.

Landed Cost

  • Cost Management: Accrue costs on receipt and define cost factors.
  • Reporting: Accrual sub-ledger report, Variance report.

Order Entry/Invoicing

  • Order Processing: Advanced search features, Backorder handling, Invoice reversal.
  • Integration: Purchase Order Integration, Multiple printing and posting options.
  • Reporting: Open order, history, and backorder reports.

Payroll

  • Employee Management: Unlimited employees and companies, Personal information tracking.
  • Financial Management: Statutory deductions, Direct Deposit, T4’s, Employer Health Tax.
  • Integration: Interfaces with Blue Link Solutions for various modules.

Production Control

  • Process Management: Track assemblies, Define bills of materials, Batch control.
  • Reporting: Production control status, Bill of materials, and availability reports.

Purchasing

  • Vendor Management: Specific price settings, Order Integration, Serial number recording.
  • Reporting: Purchase receipts history, Purchase order accrual.

Sales Analysis

  • Reporting: Sales History, Margin Reports, Daily Sales Reports, Source analysis, and Sales commission reports.
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Product Overview

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User Reviews of Blue Link ERP

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Submitted on May 6th, 2015 by Anonymous

We were a small organization on the food industry when we implemented Blue Link Solutions early 2000’s and the system accompanied our growth over the last 14 years. This is a great product for the small to medium size enterprise, as it can facilitate the needs of such an organization. It is very user friendly and not difficult to understand even if you are a first time user. One of the things we like most about Solutions is the versatility and customizability of the product.

The Good…

Versatility, customizability and support.

The Bad…

The product version we were using did not have lot tracking, but we are aware that the most recent versions already have this functionality.